Bistro Turkey Bacon Salad

Bistro Turkey Bacon Salad

This elegant salad will make you feel like you are sitting at a table by a river in France.  Use your favourite greens for this salad en​trée. This recipe has been reviewed by Heart and Stroke Foundation Registered Dietitians. Recipe courtesy of Professional Home Economist and Cookbook Author, Emily Richards. 

Servings
4 people
  • Ingredients

    4 slices turkey bacon (4)

    1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

    1 small shallot, minced (or 2 Tbsp/30 mL minced red onion) (1)

    1/4 cup white wine or apple cider vinegar, divided (60 mL)

    1 tsp honey (5 mL)

    1/4 tsp pepper (1 mL)

    4 eggs (4)

    1-5oz/142 g tub mixed salad greens (1)

    Fresh dill sprigs (optional)

    Herbed Garlic Croutons:

    2 slices whole grain bread, diced (2)

    canola oil cooking spray

    1/2 tsp dillweed (2 mL) or 2 tsp chopped fresh dill  (10 mL)

    1 large clove garlic, grated (1)

    Pinch pepper

  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    2. Herbed Garlic Croutons: In a bowl, spray bread with cooking spray and toss with dill and garlic to coat evenly. Spread onto half of the prepared baking sheet. Lay bacon on remaining half. Bake for about 8 minutes or until golden and crisp. Let cool completely.
    3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet heat oil over medium-low heat and cook shallot for 5 minutes or until very soft. Remove from heat and whisk in 3 Tbsp (45 mL) of the vinegar, honey and pepper; set aside. 
    4. In a saucepan filled halfway with water, bring to a simmer; add remaining vinegar. Crack egg into small bowl and lower gently into water. Repeat with 1 more egg. Poach for about 4 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining 2 eggs.
    5. Toss salad greens with shallot dressing and divide among 4 plates. Chop bacon and sprinkle over salads with croutons. Top each salad with a poached egg and sprinkle with fresh dill if using.

Nutritional Analysis

Servings
4
Calories
200
Total Fat
12 g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
75 mg
Sodium
470 mg
Carbohydrates
11 g
Fiber
2 g
Sugars
3 g
Protein
12 g
Potassium
300 mg

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